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Earthrise

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On December 6, 2018
Fifty years ago, it felt like humans were going to take saving the planet seriously. We made great progress. Unfortunately, bad presidents such as Ronald Reagan and Kindly Old Moderate George Bush went far to undermine this effort, turning environmentalism into a partisan issue and creating the terrible world in which we now live. But […]
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I continue to reject the idea that environmental issues are somehow different than other social justice issues and that the working class and environmentalism are irreconcilable enemies. That’s because environmental issues are issues of power and justice and thus workers suffer more than the rich and people of color suffer more than whites. That includes […]
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Diversity on the Border

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On September 19, 2018
The historian Mary Mendoza has a good piece on how there is often more attention to the diversity of plants and wildlife on the border than diversity of people and suggests how we might think about this. These animals and plants are important and valuable to people living near the border as well as the […]
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When Predictable Disasters Happen

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On September 16, 2018
As I discussed when Hurricane Florence was about to strike, natural disasters are really natural forces exposing the inequalities and poor planning of human society. Thus, the example of coal ash ponds collapsing has come to pass. Florence’s catastrophic rains have caused a slope to collapse at a coal ash landfill to collapse at a […]
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